I am a doctoral researcher affiliated to the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES), a research center of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). My research is funded by the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS).

My interests lie at the intersection of business and international economics. More specifically, I exploit firm-level databases, mobilize economic theory, and apply causal inference techniques to study the tax avoidance activities of multinational enterprises. My dissertation seeks to better understand the magnitude, causes, and consequences of foreign direct investments and profit shifting in tax havens.

My findings have been presented at numerous scientific events, translated into policy recommendations for the French Council of Economic Analysis, and featured by the Financial Times, Le Monde, VoxEU, and other media. Moreover, my work has received various awards. It has notably been awarded Best Research Work on International Investment and Development by the United Nations (UNCTAD) and the Academy of International Business (AIB).

As a PhD candidate, I also visited the Université du Québec à Montréal, became a board member of the European Association of Young Economists (EAYE), and joined the organizing team of the Graduate Student in International Political Economy (GSIPE) community. Prior to starting a PhD, I completed a BSc in econometrics (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), an MA (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris School of Economics) and an MRes in economics (ENSAE Paris, Ecole Polytechnique, ENS Paris-Saclay), and an Engineering degree in statistics (ENSAE Paris).

I refer to my resume and academic CV for more details about my background and current activities.

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Office: H4.143 (Solbosch Campus, Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Phone: + 32 (0)2 650 33 73
Postal address: ECARES, SBS-EM Université Libre de Bruxelles Avenue F. D. Roosevelt 50, CP 114/04 1050 Brussels, Belgium